Praia D’EL Rei best golf resort in Portugal
Praia D’El Rei Marriott Golf & Beach Resort has been named the top golf resort in Portugal by Golf World magazine.
It topped the rankings lists for ‘Top 100 Resorts in Continental Europe’ and was helped by the instant impact made by West Cliffs Golf Links which opened last summer.
The resort moved up 10 places to fourth in the benchmark industry list of the continent’s elite places to play and stay.
Resorts were assessed across five categories – golf courses, accommodation, amenities, practice facilities and accessibility – and Praia D’EL Rei scored highly in each to amass an overall total of 91.9 points out of 100, with the Top 100 panel rating the combined golf-course experience as the best to be found anywhere in Europe.
Praia D’EL Rey has two 18-hole championship courses – including West Cliffs, named as the “World’s Best New Course” at the 2017 World Golf Awards – with its golf facilities complemented by an extensive array of other amenities including a five-star hotel, other sports, a luxury spa and health club and a variety of restaurant options.
Explaining its decision, the Top 100 panel said: “With two courses in the top 30 in Europe, Praia D’EL Rei has the best golf in this list. The original Praia D’EL Rei golf course has been a fixture in our Top 100 Courses in Continental Europe for almost two decades and it remains one of Europe’s finest.”